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Fuyumi Ono and Ryu Fujisaki have ended their Shiki horror manga in the July issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine, which was released on Friday. Ono began writing the original Shiki novels in 1998, and Fujisaki began adapting the story in manga form in December 2007. The series will have a total of 11 volumes. Approximately 2.2 million copies of the manga have been printed.
The May issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is announcing on Saturday that manga creator Jin Kobayashi (School Rumble, Natsu no Arashi!) is launching a new series called Ichiro Heian! (Have a Safe Trip!) in the next issue on May 9. According to the advertising, the story will have "black-haired girl x bicycle = long distance romantic comedy!"
Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine had indicated in February of 2010 that Kobayashi was planning a new series in that magazine. Kobayashi ended his Natsu no Arashi! science-fiction romance manga in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan Joker magazine last September. He ended the School Rumble Z spinoff manga Kodansha's Magazine Special in May of 2009, after finishing the original School Rumble manga in August of 2008.
Unlike sportsmen and idols, mangaka are celebrities who hardly step into the public spotlight. There are also numerous mangaka who don't use their real names, but instead go by pen names. And among those, there are a surprising number of female mangaka who use pen names that make one assume they are male.The female mangaka that made the most people go "eh, you mean he was actually a she!?" with her male-sounding pen name is Satou Fumiya, the mangaka of the hit manga "Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo", which was also made into an anime and live-action drama. Her face has appearedon some of the books in the "Kindaichi~" series, and she made the headlines when she ran for the national elections and drew her own character illustrations on her election posters. Even now, many people still believe her to be male.
New York times listed the manga best sellers in USA for a week that ended on March 12. Its as follows:
3. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
4. Soul Eater
5. Black Butler